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Tokopedia Announces $1.1b Investment from Alibaba

One of Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platforms has secured a major investment from Alibaba, making the Chinese e-commerce empire a minor shareholder in Tokopedia....

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A Tough Year for Freeport Indonesia

For the Indonesian arm of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan, 2017 has hardly been a stellar year. With seemingly endless legal tangles amid contract negotiations and...

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How Market Entry Service Firms Are Really Helping Foreign Investors

Estonian expat, Lauri Lahi, shares insights into the work of market entry service firm Emerhub in helping foreign investors and companies secure their place in...

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The Challenges For Global Retail Franchises in Indonesia

Following the recent shutdown of America’s largest chain of convenience store 7-Eleven, here are the challenges of foreign retail franchises in Indonesia

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Indonesia and Google Reach Tax Settlement

Tech giant Google has agreed to pay taxes, Indonesia’s Finance Minister has announced. Does this mean for the month-long dispute between the country and Google is...

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Bubble Fears Premature Following Economic Downturn

Fears of an eventual bubble in Indonesia’s property markets may have failed to come to fruition in recent years, largely thanks to intervention from the central bank,...

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Tips for Headhunters and Recruits in Indonesia

What Expats Should Know About Headhunting in Indonesia Companies thrive on the back of good talent. Great teams of qualified and passionate employees will boost any...

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Trouble in Paradise: Komodo Island, Tourism and Conservation

With Komodo Island gaining popularity in recent years as a favourite expat destination, it’s easy to only come for the dragons, the diving and the divine seascapes....

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Success is Passion Peppered with Sacrifice and Drama

Raised in a family largely involved in the hospitality sector and blessed to have travelled the world at a young age, Roberto Secci has been amazed with this line of...

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Here’s Why Expats in Indonesia Will Find McConaughey’s Movie ‘Gold’ Interesting

The 2016 movie Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, is a fictionalized account of the infamous Bre-X mining scandal in Indonesia. The movie is...

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What Foreigners Need to Know About Background Checks in Indonesia

If you’re an expat in Indonesia running a startup, a mid-sized organization or a Fortune 500 corporation, it’s critical to be knowledgeable on how a comprehensive...

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Setipe: An App for finding ‘The One’ in Indonesia

While the archipelago has plenty of apps that are clearly for the sake of hooking up or just having a one-off good time, Setipe positions itself as the only one designed...

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The Harrowing Evolution of Lippo Karawaci

As I sit stuck in bumper-traffic outside Benton Junction on my way home from what seems the umpteenth successive evening, a thought suddenly occurs to me: Lippo...

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15 Companies That Help Expats Do Business in Indonesia

Indonesia is going to be the world’s seventh-largest economy by 2030. As Southeast Asia’s biggest market, it offers several different market entry options.

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